22 August 2010

balsamic stewed tomatoes

summer's bounty: made easy.

binky has a gnarly but oh-so-deLicious tomato plant growing out of her compost pile, and while house sitting earlier this week, i decided it was absolutely necessary to make one of my favorite dishes.  tomatoes were abundant and she had a fresh bottle of balsamic vinegar...who could resist?

seriously, this simple dish is luxuious tasting, light and would pair perfectly with a gourmet grilled cheese, smoked chicken breasts on the bone, red quinoa & fresh fennel, and either: piping hot, room temperature, or chilled.  

For balsamic stewed tomatoes:

1 lb roma tomatoes, halved
1/2 sweet white onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, quartered
basil leaves (10-20, fresh)
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1/3 c Balsamic Vinegar (more to taste)
1 tsp brown sugar
Salt and pepper

  • Heat 1 tbsp Olive oil in a pan
  • Sautee onion until translucent
  • Add garlic and cook until aromatic
  • Add tomatoes
  • Pour in vinegar, remaining olive oil and brown sugar
  • Simmer on low for 20-30 mins
  • Salt and pepper to taste, perhaps add a splash of vinegar if needed
  • Right before serving, add freshly chopped basil leaves
bon appetite!

do let me know what you think if you try it! it's a favorite around here.


Sarah @ See Sarah Eat said...

Yum, I love summer tomatoes! That sounds so delicious :)

Hazel said...

I loved it....made a great lunch!